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Definition of humble:

  1. Hornless. See Hummel.
  2. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
  3. Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill- deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest.
  4. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
  5. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self- sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; - often used rexlexively.


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Usage examples:

  • We discover our task, high or humble,- our cause.

    - "The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5", Winston Churchill.
  • I am, Sir, Your most humble, faithful Servant.

    - "Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare", D. Nichol Smith.
  • " There is no place," said the faith curist, " too humble for the messenger of heaven to enter.

    - "The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U", Paul Laurence Dunbar.